Scholarly Activity

Throughout the course, you will find the need to cite many legal documents, cases, and more. The Success Center has a tutorial that covers legal citations in detail.

In this assignment, you are to write a two-page paper explaining the history, structure, and purpose of the U.S. Constitution.

Your paper should address the history and structure of the U.S. Constitution using the list below:

  • Identify events that led to the creation of the document.
  • Explain the need that was felt by the founders used to justify why it was written as it was.
  • Identify the general topics covered in the various sections of the U.S. Constitution.
  • The documents could be described by the processes it created. One of the most celebrated concepts is the rule of law. Explain how the Constitution contributes to that non-violent and orderly transition of power within the democracy.
  • Address which sections focus on the amendment process and the transition of the government.
  • Parts of the documents place very explicit limitations on the power of the government—choose two and explain them with some detail.
  • Identify the branches of the federal government.
  • Explain the role and power of the U.S. Supreme Court.

All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations.



Constitutional Law for a Changing America, 9th Edition

Author:Lee Epstein; Thomas G. WalkerVBID:9781483384023